I’ve given irrefutable scientific evidence on why Scala will make you less productive.
What a mess of an article.
I read it, in the context of the article, as simply being “tongue in cheek”. The first two paragraphs set quite a jocular tone from the outset.
I don’t think the author’s intent was to win a Pulitzer, so I am not sure why it earned such a glib “what a mess” remark.
Not to mention he gives plenty of examples about things that will slow you down and will make your life harder.